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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From σοφός (sophós, skilled in handcrafts; clever) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

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NounEdit

σοφῐ́ᾱ (sophíāf (genitive σοφῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. skill or cleverness in carpentry, music, or other crafts
  2. skill related to everyday life: sound judgment, prudence
  3. knowledge of a higher kind: learning, wisdom

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Ancient Greek σοφῐ́ᾱ (sophíā).

NounEdit

σοφία (sofíaf (plural σοφίες)

  1. wisdom
  2. (plural, ironic): denoting a speaker's statements as anything but smart, important, etc.

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Further readingEdit

  • σοφία in Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek, 1998